I live locally, with my husband, and we have brought up our three children here.
I studied Art at Aberystwyth University as a mature student and then worked as a
Playworker and Forest School Leader mentoring young people and others to learn and play in the
outdoors, while continuing with my art practise. This has always been led by my fascination and love
of the natural world and how we find connections within it.
In recent years I have been studying Natural History Illustration using watercolour, pen and ink, and
charcoal. I had the opportunity to make a booklet and chose Ynyshir Bird Reserve for my location.
While I was eagerly roaming the diverse site for inspiration I soon realised that slowing down was
the key. When I sat still in one place I was rewarded with delights. I saw tiny insects busy in their
own worlds and heard the surprisingly loud sound of a lone raven’s wings as it steadfastly flapped
overhead. Being immersed in Nature in all weathers has influenced me as an artist
and I strive to convey the stories unfolding around me.